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Venezuela Election

Venezuela's Opposition Scores Resounding Election Victory

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.08.2015 | World

CARACAS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Ecstatic opposition leaders vowed on Monday to use their new majority in Venezuela's legislature to free jailed opponents o...

Venezuela Votes Soon -- And the U.S. Isn't Missing Its Chance to Meddle

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 12.01.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

By attempting to delegitimize -- with no evidence of possible fraud -- Venezuela's upcoming election, the U.S. and some of its allies are promoting instability and possible violence.

In Venezuela's Upcoming Election, U.S. Seeks Observers it Can Influence

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Just as big fish eat little fish and lions prey on antelope, so there is no moral shame in the U.S. government trying to undermine, destabilize or get rid of democratically elected governments that it doesn't like.

Are Maduro's Days Numbered After the Election?

Kate Parker | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Kate Parker

Why was the margin of victory so slim and what does this tell us about Maduro's chances of hanging on to power once the memory of Chávez fades?

Venezuela's Election: A Defeat for Chavismo

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Marco Vicenzino

With less than two months since President Hugo Chavez's death and barely half the votes, Maduro has no popular mandate but will undoubtedly claim one by continuing to relentlessly invoke the name of Hugo Chavez.

Meet The Underdog In Venezuela's Election

Agence France Presse | Ramon Sahmkow | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

With his baseball cap in Venezuela's colors, opposition leader Henrique Capriles is a young governor running for president for the second time in six ...

Venezuela Holds First Vote Post-Chavez | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Just over a month after Hugo Chavez succumbed to cancer, Venezuelans vote Sunday to replace the firebrand socialist president w...

Chavez Legacy Put To The Test In Venezuelan Election

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

* Maduro faces Capriles in election on Sunday * Maduro vows to continue Chavez's socialist policies * Opposition leader ...

Venezuelan President Invokes Curse On Opposition

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

By Andrew Cawthorne and Deisy Buitrago CARACAS, April 6 (Reuters) - Venezuelan acting President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday a cent...

A Chavez-less Venezuela?

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
Marco Vicenzino

As the first images of Hugo Chavez emerge after a two-month media blackout, the issue of post-Chavez Venezuela takes center stage once again. The bottom line is that without its chief protagonist, Chavismo will ultimately wither away over time.

What to Expect From a New Chávez Term

Federico Barriga | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Federico Barriga

Mr. Chávez was quick to emphasize his centrist position during his victory speech. But does this mean that we are likely to see a more moderate Chavismo in the next few years?

Cancer Can't Stop 'Virtual' Chavez

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, June 5 (Reuters) - Hugo Chavez's voice booms out from loudspeakers singing the Venezuelan national anthem...

Cancer Announcement Rocks Presidential Campaign

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis CARACAS, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's imminent departure for more cance...

Hugo Chavez Is in Trouble

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

The stunning results of Sunday's National Assembly Elections in Venezuela shined a light on a country that has subtly shifted under Hugo. Chavez's feet. He now has some difficult choices to make.